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I have noticed a few posts promoting a product called HiqPDF wihtin a short time frame, and I wonder if it is the same person using different user names. If this is the case, would it be considered spam? As a side note, the answers promoting this product seem to be on-topic.

Here are some examples:

user1527860, user1559985

There used to be an answer also in this question from yet another user, but it seems it was deleted. Maybe 10k+ users can still see it: Is it possible to generate PDF using jQuery?

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This html to pdf converter implements all page breaking control you need. Yeeeeaah sounds pretty spammy – Ben Brocka Jul 30 '12 at 16:43
Are you sure? Because I need some damn serious page breaking control. I got pages breaking all over the place. – Ernest Friedman-Hill Jul 30 '12 at 16:59
I might comment that if you come across a single user spamming the site, try doing a search for url:"http://[spamsite.com]*" based on the link they're posting. A surprisingly large amount of the time, I'll find other users who have posted similar spam but somehow got missed by the community. I do this for every spam flag I see. – Brad Larson Jul 30 '12 at 17:44
Or even with and without the www, and https, like url:"*spamsite.com*" – Arjan Jul 30 '12 at 17:57
@Arjan for blog spam I tend to drop the TLD these days too. – Flexo Jul 30 '12 at 20:23

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The first user has written two answers that look serious at first glance, but they are both copied verbatim from the product's docs.

I say burninate.

Cartoon of guy with a flame thrower


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Your photoshop skills are god-like. – Adam Rackis Jul 30 '12 at 16:48
@Adam stolen from here: zee-3.com/pickfordbros/archive/view.php?post=238 – Pëkka Jul 30 '12 at 16:48
So Trogdor is for tag burning, and flame-thrower guy is for spam accounts? – Robert Harvey Jul 30 '12 at 16:50
@Robert it wasn't really my intention to start a new meme, but if you put it that way, it makes a lot of sense! – Pëkka Jul 30 '12 at 16:51
And who is going to burninate "enter image description here"? ;-) – Arjan Jul 30 '12 at 16:57
@Arjan fixed! ---- – Pëkka Jul 30 '12 at 16:59
(No problem @Arjan ^_^) – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 30 '12 at 17:53
(That is true @Arjan, why the parenthesis? :-P) – amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jul 30 '12 at 17:56
(Just to indicate my 1st comment was a bit like "as an aside, unrelated, off-topic, what have you", @IAM, but apparently things got out of hand. Cleaning up my comments!) – Arjan Jul 30 '12 at 18:19
@Arjan: needs less hover over, needs more hoveround. – user7116 Jul 30 '12 at 20:08

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